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Online Communities Influence The Anti-Piracy Act
01/03/2012
Online Communities Influence The Anti-Piracy Act

Online Communities Influence The Anti-Piracy Act

It is well-known that a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could ultimately lead to online censorship as dictated by government protocol. Erik Martin, general manager of Reddit, put it best, explaining that, “SOPA would kill Reddit” and other community-driven forums of its nature. Not...

Go Daddy Draws Heat for Supporting S.O.P.A.
12/23/2011
Go Daddy Draws Heat for Supporting S.O.P.A.

Go Daddy Draws Heat for Supporting S.O.P.A.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (aka. S.O.P.A) has been making headlines around the web in recent weeks. The bill introduced by the U.S. House of Representatives aims to cut down illegal file sharing. However its critics say the bill will do more harm than good. Big tech companies such as Google and...

3M Mobile Projector Giveaway – $299 Value
10/25/2011
3M Mobile Projector Giveaway – $299 Value

3M Mobile Projector Giveaway – $299 Value

Looking to get your hands on a mobile projector? You are in the right place. Though this technology is relatively new, 3M already has a few years of experience in the field. For those not keeping tabs, we published reviews of the MPro120 last year and the Shoot ‘n Share eearlier this year. The...

Ford Focus 2012: SYNC With MyFord Touch (Review)
10/04/2011
Ford Focus 2012: SYNC With MyFord Touch (Review)

Ford Focus 2012: SYNC With MyFord Touch (Review)

About a week ago, our friends at Ford lent Skatter Tech a brand new 5-door Focus 2012 Hatchback Titanium for an opportunity to check out the latest in-car tech. For those not familiar, the Microsoft-powered SYNC platform first made a debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. Ford has since built on...

TwoSides Simplifying Online Social Debate
10/02/2011
TwoSides Simplifying Online Social Debate

TwoSides Simplifying Online Social Debate

What does it mean to be an informed voter? To me it means to throughly research and understand all the different choices that I have as a voter. My research process involves reading articles from multiple news sources, listening to pundits on the radio, and watching talking heads on television....

Spotify Introduces Private Listening Following Forced Facebook Integration
09/30/2011
Spotify Introduces Private Listening Following Forced Facebook Integration

Spotify Introduces Private Listening Following Forced Facebook Integration

When Spotify first made a debut in the United States, creating an account was easy as filling out a form. Though the service has included Facebook integration since launch, a Facebook account was never necessary to register for the service. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worst earlier...

Motorola Xoom Finally Gets An Upgrade For Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
09/30/2011
Motorola Xoom Finally Gets An Upgrade For Verizon Wireless 4G LTE

Motorola Xoom Finally Gets An Upgrade For Verizon Wireless 4G LTE

For those not keeping track, the Motorola Xoom made a debut in early January at the Consumer Electronics Show. Verizon Wireless picked up the tablet and assured customers a 4G LTE upgrade would be just a few weeks away. We got our hands on a unit in mid-March and the upgrade was still unavailable...

Google Analytics Gets Real-Time Data
09/30/2011
Google Analytics Gets Real-Time Data

Google Analytics Gets Real-Time Data

As a 5-year-long user of Google Analytics, there is one feature I have eagerly awaited: real-time data. For those who do not remember, Google actually acquired a company named Urchin in 2005 before making this website tracking technology freely available to all. Competitors including Clicky,...

Samsung Mobile Schedules An Unpacked “Google Episode” Event At CTIA
09/29/2011
Samsung Mobile Schedules An Unpacked “Google Episode” Event At CTIA

Samsung Mobile Schedules An Unpacked “Google Episode” Event At CTIA

Just a couple of hours ago, Samsung’s PR team sent over an invite for an event entitled “Google Episode” that takes place in the San Diego Convention Center on October 11th during CTIA. While the email did not state any more details aside from the specific location and the 11:30 AM starting time,...

Pulse News Reader Debuts On Windows Phone
09/29/2011
Pulse News Reader Debuts On Windows Phone

Pulse News Reader Debuts On Windows Phone

Though Alphonso Labs only had Android and iOS apps available when we published a review of Pulse News Reader earlier this year, the company finally rolled out a Windows Phone app earlier this week. Though there are slight variations between each platform, the overall concept remains the same....

Amazon Introduces The Kindle, Kindle Touch, And Kindle Fire
09/28/2011
Amazon Introduces The Kindle, Kindle Touch, And Kindle Fire

Amazon Introduces The Kindle, Kindle Touch, And Kindle Fire

Earlier today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced four new Kindle devices at a press conference in Seattle. The new offerings start at an affordable $79 price-point for a basic e-book reader and a premium multimedia-rich Kindle Fire retails for $199. For those wondering, Amazon clearly isn’t...

Mark Your Calendar, Apple Makes October 4th iPhone Event Official
09/28/2011
Mark Your Calendar, Apple Makes October 4th iPhone Event Official

Mark Your Calendar, Apple Makes October 4th iPhone Event Official

Yesterday, Apple sent out invites out to journalist for an October 4th event. While speculation is ablaze regarding the next iPhone, the announcement will most likely bring news of a fifth iPhone — not an iPhone 5. Taking a cue from previous release cycles, Apple will probably follow tradition...

The HTC Amaze And The Samsung Galaxy S II Arrive On T-Mobile
09/28/2011
The HTC Amaze And The Samsung Galaxy S II Arrive On T-Mobile

The HTC Amaze And The Samsung Galaxy S II Arrive On T-Mobile

Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced availability for the HTC Amaze and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Though the carrier is potentially in troubled water due to hold ups regarding the AT&T acquisition, these devices still make a bold statement. In addition to 4G network capabilities, the Amaze and...

Posterous Pivots Into Spaces
09/28/2011
Posterous Pivots Into Spaces

Posterous Pivots Into Spaces

We recently caught up with Posterous CEO, Sachin Agarwal, at Tech Crunch Disrupt and had a chance to learn about the company’s new product, Spaces. The new service allows users to create individual “spaces” or microblogs for each group of users in which members can share content. Along with...

Amazon Schedules September 28th Press Event, A Tablet Is Imminent
09/24/2011
Amazon Schedules September 28th Press Event, A Tablet Is Imminent

Amazon Schedules September 28th Press Event, A Tablet Is Imminent

Surprise, surprise. Amazon sent out invitations to a vague press conference taking place on September 28th, just four days from now. What could they possibly want our attention for? Oh right, the upcoming Amazon Tablet. Numerous sources have spread rumors about it for quite some time. The device...

Introducing The Facebook Timeline: The Story Of Your Life
09/23/2011
Introducing The Facebook Timeline: The Story Of Your Life

Introducing The Facebook Timeline: The Story Of Your Life

Earlier today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the San Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center to announce a major revamp to the world’s largest social network at the company’s annual F8 Developer Conference. The big news is an evolved profile page which goes by the name timeline....

09/23/2011

Which GM vehicle's in-car tech do you want to see Skatter Tech review?

Twitter Adds Support For Sharing Photos Through SMS
09/22/2011
Twitter Adds Support For Sharing Photos Through SMS

Twitter Adds Support For Sharing Photos Through SMS

When 200 characters is not enough, attach a photo. After all, a photo is worth a thousand words and in Twitter currency that is nearly 25 tweets. In a press release today on Twitter’s Blog, the company announced that users can now post pictures by SMS. Simply attach a picture to the text of your...

Pandora’s New HTML5-Based Website Now Available For All
09/21/2011
Pandora’s New HTML5-Based Website Now Available For All

Pandora’s New HTML5-Based Website Now Available For All

Pandora’s website has been in need of a redesign for quite some time now, and they have finally gotten around to doing just that. Starting today, the online music service is rolling out a new design to everyone, though paid members have had access for a few months. It makes the site look like a...

Google+ Now Open To All, Brings Hangouts To Android, And Introduces Search Too
09/20/2011
Google+ Now Open To All, Brings Hangouts To Android, And Introduces Search Too

Google+ Now Open To All, Brings Hangouts To Android, And Introduces Search Too

Just two days before the Facebook F8 conference kicks off with anticipated news of a major revamp, Google just pulled the trigger and announced several new additions to Google+. For starters, the 90 day old social network is lifting the original invitation-only system and opening up to the...

The Netflix Story Every Journalist Missed: Qwikster Is A Setup For Sale
09/20/2011
The Netflix Story Every Journalist Missed: Qwikster Is A Setup For Sale

The Netflix Story Every Journalist Missed: Qwikster Is A Setup For Sale

Over the past day or so, tech pundits have ranted and raged over Netflix’s decision to spin-off their DVD business into a separate entity named Qwikster. Just a quick glance at TechMeme reveals thoughts from TechCrunch, Gizmodo, Technologzier, PC World, CNN Money, Fast Company, VentureBeat,...

D-Link DCS-932L Wireless Surveillance Camera (Review)
09/20/2011
D-Link DCS-932L Wireless Surveillance Camera (Review)

D-Link DCS-932L Wireless Surveillance Camera (Review)

While there are many ways to keep an eye on your home, just about every option comes with a drawback. Professional security systems are too expensive and consumer-oriented options are often overly complicated. Skatter Tech reviewed the competing Avaak VueZone earlier this year, but there was one...

09/19/2011
Netflix Separates DVD Business, Re-brands It As Qwikster

Netflix Separates DVD Business, Re-brands It As Qwikster

Netflix announced yet another controversial move adding more chaos to the mob of already unsatisfied customers. Just a few weeks after the company recently increased prices for its on-demand streaming and DVD-by-mail services in an effort to separate the two offerings, Netflix is now completely...

OnLive MicroConsole (Review)
09/16/2011
OnLive MicroConsole (Review)

OnLive MicroConsole (Review)

Playing a brand new game generally requires a computer with the latest hardware or a current-generation gaming console such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wii. OnLive’s service essentially shakes up these traditional necessities with a new streaming technology. With a constant high-speed...

Shaker: The New Tech Afterparty
09/15/2011
Shaker: The New Tech Afterparty

Shaker: The New Tech Afterparty

Are you too shy to go to a real party and meet someone? Want to do it from the comfort of your own home? Maybe invite some friends to join you too? Meet Shaker, it is this year’s Tech Crunch Disrupt winner. Shaker is a Facebook App which creates an online party with music, drinks,...

The Subscribe Button: Facebook’s Poor Attempt To Be Twitter
09/14/2011
The Subscribe Button: Facebook’s Poor Attempt To Be Twitter

The Subscribe Button: Facebook’s Poor Attempt To Be Twitter

Did you hear the news? Facebook is launching a new Subscribe button for profiles, but it actually has a different functionality depending the type of friendship. If you are friends with a person, using the Subscribe button allows controlling just how much you see of them in your News Feed. If you...

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Developer Preview
09/13/2011
Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Developer Preview

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Developer Preview

Microsoft today gave an extensive preview of Windows 8 at their BUILD conference. The company only showcased the tablet-optimized version of Windows 8, since the operating system has two different faces. It looks like a very unique approach, but does bring one particular concern to mind. There is...

Shout A Tweet: Broadcasting Your Message Through Supporters
09/13/2011
Shout A Tweet: Broadcasting Your Message Through Supporters

Shout A Tweet: Broadcasting Your Message Through Supporters

Imagine a virtual flashmob on Twitter feed. All your followers broadcasting the same message at the same time. A team out of Startup Weekend San Jose in April 2011, set out to create that exact tool. Over the course of 48 hours the team coded and launched it only fourteen hours after writing the...

09/13/2011

Tune into the live stream for the BUILD conference if you aren't already watching to catch a preview of Windows 8. http://j.mp/mgoIlZ

RingShuffle: Disposable Phone Numbers For Awkward Situations
09/13/2011
RingShuffle: Disposable Phone Numbers For Awkward Situations

RingShuffle: Disposable Phone Numbers For Awkward Situations

How many times have you needed a burner number to give to a random contractor, a car dealer who is going to call you over and over, or a girl that you met at a party that you are not sure if you want to see again? Perhaps, maybe not the last scenario, but there...

Dolphin Browser Makes Its Way To The iPad
09/13/2011
Dolphin Browser Makes Its Way To The iPad

Dolphin Browser Makes Its Way To The iPad

Tired of the stock Safari iPad browser? You are in luck. The Dolphin Browser HD is finally available in a tablet-optimized layout for the Apple iPad beginning today to complement the existing iPhone iteration. MoboTap, the company behind this app, already has offerings for Android smart phones...

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